Daniel Koski: Why Government must embrace the smartphone state

12 November 2018

In Paris they are familiar with revolution. So it is apt that world leaders including Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau are gathered in the city today for the first GovTech Summit....

Chris Rogers: How we got Philip Hammond to freeze spirits duty

6 November 2018

The politics of this year’s Budget were hardly conducive to even a freeze in excise duty on alcohol, including much-loved UK produced spirits like Scotch Whisky and gin. The Chancellor had to meet...

Nick Pickles: Nick Clegg will do much more than lobbying for Facebook

24 October 2018

The interplay between government and industry is one I’ve long been sceptical of, especially where procurement or specialist regulation is involved. There should be a much more robust framework to...

Lunch with... Leon Cook

16 October 2018

Until earlier this year, Leon Cook was a director at APCO Worldwide. He is also a former communications director at the European Azerbaijan Society. He and I caught up over lunch at the usual...

Lunch with… Chris Rumfitt

5 September 2018

Chris and I sat down to lunch as division tortured the Tory Party; claim and counter-claim tortured the Labour Party; and much to their chagrin, nobody appeared fussed enough to torture the Lib...

Lunch with… John Higginson

2 July 2018

I met up with political journalist-turned-public affairs agency boss John Higginson in the usual place and began with a standard opener: what did he make of the political scene at the...